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# 215231 18-Jun-2017 13:46
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I experience a) slow internet connection, b) intermittent drop outs, c) high packet loss.

 

 

 

Using Pingplotter, I find that the problem appears to be consistently within the Spark network.

 

While our line may not be the best, the problem is not between our modem and the exchange, it seems to be in the next hop.

 

The issue always appears at 122.56.116.6  mdr-ip24-int.msc.global-gateway.net.nz  and I run with a long term packet loss at this step of around 75%

 

 

 

Any ideas??

 


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  # 1802998 18-Jun-2017 15:42
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 Can you post line stats from your router please? Just to rule out any line issues.


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  # 1803011 18-Jun-2017 16:55
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MTR doesn't work the way you think it does - that 75% "packet loss" is perfectly normal. It's a core router that deprioritises ICMP which is perfectly normal behaviour. It does not indicate packet loss.

 

Looking at those results the first thing I'd be looking at would be whether you're saturating your ADSL upstream.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1803012 18-Jun-2017 17:05
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sbiddle:

 

MTR doesn't work the way you think it does - that 75% "packet loss" is perfectly normal. It's a core router that deprioritises ICMP which is perfectly normal behaviour. It does not indicate packet loss.

 

Looking at those results the first thing I'd be looking at would be whether you're saturating your ADSL upstream.

 

 

Correct. The giveaway here is that if there's genuine loss to an element on the path, then all elements further down the path will show similar or higher loss. In this case there are hops further afield that are fine, so there's no issue here.

 

 

 

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  # 1803027 18-Jun-2017 17:19
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TCM(Trellis Coded Modulation) On On
SNR 6.0 dB 6.8 dB
Line Attenuation 15.5 dB 15.4 dB
Path Mode Interleaved
FastPath Interleave Depth 32 1
Data Rate 22774 kbps 824 kbps
MAX Rate 24108 kbps 896 kbps
POWER 0.0 dbm 11.3 dbm
INP 1.4 symbols 0.0 symbols
INP-SHINE - -
INP-REIN - -
CRC 1398 0


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  # 1803070 18-Jun-2017 19:39
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Are you saturating your upstream?

 

 


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  # 1803076 18-Jun-2017 20:07
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824kbps upstream when you have good downstream of 22774 could indicate a wiring issue. Do you have a master filter installed? As above, very easy to saturate you upstream on ADSL too.

 

 





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  # 1803083 18-Jun-2017 20:11
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Yes, there is a master filter fitted at the point of entry.

 

It is an early filter so should I look at replacing it??


 
 
 
 


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  # 1803095 18-Jun-2017 20:42
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You could look at replacing filter. Also what is cable like from ETP to xDSL jack-point?

 

Have you considered VDSL?

 

 





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  # 1803124 18-Jun-2017 22:02
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Hello CoffeeBarron

 

The wires from the filter go straight to the ADSL jack.

 

No, I have not looked at VDSL, no real need for more speed, just more stability, but if that would be a given, then I should look at it.

 

Fiber is heading this way and if they continue in this direction, it will be months rather than years, so no need to do anything very drastic.

 

The filter dates back to an early ADSL installation, I guess around 1999.


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  # 1803128 18-Jun-2017 22:19
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Based on the variation in latency there, I suspect saturation of upstream.

 

 

 

if you would like me to give your line a skim, flick me a DM with your account number.

 

I'll happily have a peak at the line atleast give you some sound advice on how its looking at a technical level..





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